1. In the evening of December 22, it became known that an order of the Ministry of Defense began to operate in Ukraine, expanding the list of specialties and professions for women who must register for military service. More than a hundred professions were added to the order - for example, a marketer and a journalist.
2. On Friday, December 24, the Office of the Prosecutor General demanded in court the arrest of former President Petro Poroshenko with a bail of one billion hryvnia. The court has already given permission to detain Poroshenko for bringing him to court to choose a preventive measure.
3. The head of the President's Office, Andriy Yermak, said that during the meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group on December 22, all parties expressed their intention to resolutely comply with the agreements on measures to strengthen the ceasefire of July 22, 2020. Thus, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are again forbidden to return fire without the permission of the higher authorities.
4. In Russia, officials are stepping up their rhetoric, demanding security guarantees from NATO for the Russian Federation. In particular, on December 21, Vladimir Putin said that Russia has every right to "take military-technical measures" in response to NATO actions, which he called aggressive. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has decided to convene a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council for 12 January.
5. The gas price in Europe has again hit a historic maximum and exceeded $ 2,000 per cubic meter.